June 18, 2010

Handmade Patchwork Baskets


My Mom emailed a few pictures recently of these cute little patchwork baskets she's been making. Mom is the ultimate crafter, having done nearly every craft out there over the years. I definitely get my love of crafting from her. She has knitted, crocheted, oil painted, tole painted, china painted, created her own slip with which to pour her own molds that were then painted and fired in kilns in her basement, cross-stitched, needlepointed, sewed clothes for the family and quilted. I'm sure I left out a few dozen crafts but, honestly, who can remember them all??? (Oh yeah, and she's an incredible cook, too!)


So, anyway, I kept thinking about these adorable baskets. She found the pattern for the lined fabric baskets on the Pink Penguin blog, which is a total crafter's delight.


I decided I really, really, really needed a basket to tote my electronics cords around the house for my camera and phone and to hold my flash drive and maybe the phone and camera, too.

So being the Wonder Woman that she is, once I mentioned that I'd love to have one, Mom went into action. Stand back! I received a package (hello, UPS man) a few days later with not one, not two, but FIVE handmade patchwork baskets. Each one is cuter than the last. You can barely see in the photo below that this little lavender and green one has a Glad food storage container tucked down inside that fits perfectly and gives the basket stability. Ingenious!


All five of these are so cute ... in addition to the purple and green, there is a pink floral, a multi-color, a patriotic themed and a Christmas holiday basket. I've been driving Hubby nuts, walking around the house with them, trying them out on different tables and dressers and thinking ahead to the holidays. Okay, and I suppose I might share with the daughters and the granddaughter.

Just had to gush a little and show you all this handmade patchwork cuteness produced by my Mom. Be sure to check out the Pink Penguin for this tutorial and lots of other adorable projects! And thanks again, Mom!!!


11 comments:

heavenisabookstore said...

Those are so fabulous and would be awesome in my new cubbies holding my craft supplies. What are the dimensions?

Tiffanee said...

Those are darling! I actually made a few of them a couple months back. They were pretty simple and it was a fun project. I actually used one as a wrap for a gift. I never thought of using them for the cords. Love the idea. What a sweet mom you have!

jayayceeblog said...

The dimensions ... approximately 4" x 6" across the bottom and 4" high on the sides plus handles.

Just Breathe said...

They are perfect. I love when people are so creative.

Tightwad Mom said...

I love those darling little baskets. They are just perfect! I am feeling a crafting project coming on!

Duchess said...

Does Mom ship to other lovely people?! They are sooo adorable! I love them!

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are fantastic!! Your mom ROCKS!

cathyjoy said...

those are so cute - could you let mom know i *heart* them so much??!! i'll send you my address!

nycgirl0501 said...

These baskets are so cute! Your mom is so creative! Thank you for the comment on my blog.

lisaschaos said...

This are adorable! I think I'll share this idea with my mom, maybe I can snag a few that way, lol.

Loren said...

oh my gosh ! these are just darling!! I am going to her blog and tell her! thank you for sharing her link and these pics